The 50th Anniversary Issue

Our 50th birthday issue is on sale now. We're celebrating five decades of great food and travel with our biggest issue yet.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before 27th November, 2016 and receive a Villeroy & Boch platter!

Gourmet on your iPad

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Caramelised pine nut pastries

You'll need

600 gm (4 cups) plain flour 1 tsp baking powder 375 ml (1½ cups) milk 130 gm white sugar 80 ml (1/3 cup) extra-virgin olive oil 130 ml anise liqueur, such as Pernod 125 gm pine nuts


  • 01
  • Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl, add milk, 1 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tsp anise liqueur and 1 tsp salt and gently knead to a smooth ball. Cover with a tea towel and stand for 20 minutes.
  • 02
  • Preheat oven to 220C. Divide dough into 16 pieces and roll each piece out on a lightly floured work surface as thinly as possible and place on baking paper-lined oven trays.
  • 03
  • Using a fork, prick pastries all over and brush with remaining oil. Scatter with pine nuts and remaining sugar and bake in batches for 15 minutes, or until golden. Remove and drizzle with remaining anise liqueur. Serve warm or at room temperature. Pastries will keep in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

At A Glance

  • Serves 16 people
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
things to do this autumn

Whether it's foraging for wild mushrooms in a picturesque Victorian forest or watching a film by moonlight in Darwin, we've got you covered with 20 exciting autumn experiences from around Australia.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 16 people

Featured in

Oct 2007

You might also like...

Summer seafood recipes


Christmas pudding ice-cream

Summer salad recipes


Raspberry and Mint Mojito

Quick summer recipes


Neil Perry: Prawn cocktail

Christmas classic recipes


Serge Dansereau: Blueberry vanilla tart

Adriano Zumbo's Christmas recipes


Barbecue trout bundles with prosciutto and button mushrooms

Holiday entertaining recipes


Serge Dansereau: Homemade lemonade

David Thompson's Thai recipes


Serge Danserau: Duck confit and potato terrine

Strawberry recipes


conversion tool

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.